Chad Mendes will not step into the Octagon at UFC 157.

The Team Alpha Male Product confirmed that he will not be competing at the Feb. 23 event via Twitter on Monday. Mendes was originally scheduled to face Manny Gamburyan on the pay-per-view portion of the card, but Gamburyan was forced to withdraw from the matchup after suffering a broken thumb and a fractured elbow.

“Well guys looks like I’m off the Anaheim card. Sucks pretty bad,” Mendes wrote. “I’ll keep everyone updated with what I find out. Sorry.”

The UFC has not made an official announcement regarding the removal of the bout. Gamburyan exited the bout approximately two weeks before UFC 157 was set to take place.

“Manny was injured and no one would step up,” Mendes wrote.

Mendes fought for the featherweight title at UFC 142, falling victim to a brutal knee from Jose Aldo in the first round, the only loss of his 14-bout professional career. “Money” rebounded to post first-round knockout victories over Cody McKenzie and Yaotzin Meza before the end of 2012.

Gamburyan fought just once in 2012, garnering a unanimous decision victory over Michihiro Omigawa at UFC on Fox 4 in August. “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 5 competitor is 3-5 in two stints with the Las Vegas-based promotion.

view original article >>

Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Anderson Silva steps up to fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 200

  • 22 days ago
  • 61 views

After a earth-shattering last 24 hours, Daniel Cormier found an opponent for UFC 200: UFC legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva. Here's how it all came together and what Silva said about his fight. read news >>

Mizuki Inoue Steps in as Late Replacement at Invicta FC 18

  • 16 days ago
  • 10 views

Invicta Fighting Championships has announced that Mizuki Inoue as the replacement for undefeated Indian fighter Manjit Kolekar at Invicta FC 18: Grasso vs. Esquibel. read news >>

Chad Mendes Sidelined for Two Years for UFC Anti-Doping Violation

  • 10 days ago
  • 19 views

USADA announced on Wednesday that Chad Mendes has received a two-year period of ineligibility for violating the UFC Anti-Doping Policy. read news >>

Chad Mendes Receives 2-Year Suspension from UFC for Doping Violation

  • 10 days ago
  • 392 views

Another UFC star has been punished for using prohibited substances, as the United States Anti-Doping Agency handed featherweight star Chad Mendes a two-year suspension. Per an official USADA statemen read news >>